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Updates on our mission to emotionally connect employees to the organizations they serve, and our thoughts on the emerging field of employee experience.

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How To Support The Unsung Heroes Of This Pandemic

Posted by Moriah Scoble on May 22, 2020

“When I was a boy, and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” —Fred Rogers It’s an often used, beloved quote that reminds us who to focus on, support, and lift ...

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Surprise A Hero: Who’s Giving Surprises, And To Whom?

Posted by Moriah Scoble on May 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how crucial our frontline workers—from grocery clerks to delivery drivers to teachers to nurses to janitors—are to society. We spoke with a frequent Surprise-giver, Maura, about why she decided to give Surprises and why she chose the people she sent them to. The first Surprise ...

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Our Top Surprises During Quarantine

Posted by Moriah Scoble on May 09, 2020

Now more than ever it’s important to express our appreciation for others. Science shows that helping others also helps ourselves. It feels good to make others feel good. What better way to brighten someone’s day than with an unexpected message or gift? Although Covid-19 has kept us at a physical ...

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The 5 Work-From-Home (WFH) Secrets Every Manager Should Know

Posted by Moriah Scoble on May 08, 2020

Working from home (WFH) is gaining unique prominence during the Covid-19 pandemic. But we’ve already known about its benefits for some time, which include increased productivity, reduced office costs, and less frustrating commutes for employees. The Harvard Business Review reports one study that found that the average worker was willing ...

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How To Send A Surprise During Teacher Appreciation Week

Posted by Moriah Scoble on May 02, 2020

Teacher Appreciation Week 2020 is May 4 through 8, and teachers need kudos now more than ever. Why? Teachers and students are stressed with everything they have going on personally. They are struggling with the distractions of all of their relatives at home too. They’re dealing with internet connectivity and ...

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